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Shortstown Heritage

A Snapshot of the RAW in 1920

Found in the National Archives this front page of a report filed to the Air Ministry in August 1920 gives a fascinating snapshot of work undertaken at the works at the time. Although only one page there are references to repairs made by Cardington staff to airships for other stations. It certainly appears that even back in 1920 the Cardington site was central to the airship programme in that it had the expertise and plant on site to service others. It also perhaps explains why Cardington survived as an airship base whilst others were shut down following the R38 crash.

Snapshot of RAW 1920

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